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Metamodeling and method engineering with ConceptBase
Tillburg University, Netherlands.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9421-8566
2009 (English)In: Metamodeling for Method Engineering / [ed] Manfred Jeusfeld, Matthias Jarke, John Mylopoulos, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT Press, 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter provides a practical guide on how to use the meta datarepository ConceptBase to design information modeling methods by using meta-modeling. After motivating the abstraction principles behind meta-modeling, thelanguage Telos as realized in ConceptBase is presented. First, a standard factualrepresentation of statements at any IRDS abstraction level is defined. Then, thefoundation of Telos as a logical theory is elaborated yielding simple fixpointsemantics. The principles for object naming, instantiation, attribution, andspecialization are reflected by roughly 30 logical axioms. After the languageaxiomatization, user-defined rules, constraints and queries are introduced. The firstpart is concluded by a description of active rules that allows the specification ofreactions of ConceptBase to external events. The second part applies the languagefeatures of the first part to a full-fledged information modeling method: The Yourdanmethod for Modern Structured Analysis. The notations of the Yourdan method aredesigned along the IRDS framework. Intra-notational and inter-notational constraintsare mapped to queries. The development life cycle is encoded as a software processmodel closely related to the modeling notations. Finally, aspects managing themodeling activities are addressed by metric definitions.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT Press, 2009.
Keyword [en]
metamodeling, conceptual modeling, information engineering, method engineering
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Computer Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10654ISBN: 978-0-262-10108-0OAI: diva2:787953
Available from: 2015-02-12 Created: 2015-02-12 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved

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